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About that Michelle Obama Quote on Help from the Media

John on June 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

This has been making the rounds. Frankly, many on the right seem to be happily taking this out of context. Listen to what the First Lady says:

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Sorry folks, this is not some grand admission of media bias. She is asked how her family is handling the gear up for the next election. In that context, she’s thanking the media for not dragging her kids into the political fray. In other words, her family is fine because the media has agreed to leave her kids alone.

In fact, given that it is usually your opponents who are most inclined to get personal (not your allies) the first lady is really expressing gratitude towards people on the right who have, mostly, respected the rule that kids are off limits. Well, yes, we have respected that because as conservatives we do not believe that every part of life is political. Some things trump politics and kids are one of those things.

All of that said, I think there is a political lesson to be learned here. All you have to do is search Google for “Trig Palin.” What you’ll find is that the left has gone through all sorts of mental gymnastics to excuse themselves from observing the usual rules about respecting the privacy of children. Need me to be more specific? Have a look at this search.

I’m proud to be on the side of the aisle that respects that some things are beyond politics. As you can see, the other side of the aisle doesn’t have a very good record in that regard. Put simply, Sarah Palin couldn’t have said what Michelle Obama just did.

That should tell you a lot about the left in this country.

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